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  • Budget Briefings for Members and Staff [524K], January 24, 2019. This flyer lists the dates and times for Budget Briefings for the month of February 2019.


  • HFA Monthly Revenue Update - January 2019 [81K] February 15, 2019. Prepared by Mary Ann Cleary, Director and Jim Stansell, Senior Economist.
  • Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference Overview [259K] January 30, 2019. Prepared by Mary Ann Cleary, Director. This presentation is an overview on the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference to the House Appropriations Committee.
  • Fiscal Brief: The Convention Facility Development Fund Revenues and Distributions [154K] February 7, 2019. Prepared by Ben Gielczyk, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This Fiscal Brief provides a brief background on the Cobo Center and explains Convention Facility Development Fund revenues and distribution.
  • Fiscal Brief: Allocation of Federal Aid To Local Road Agencies [169K] February 7, 2019. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This Fiscal Brief explains the use of federal aid surface transportation funds in the state transportation budget, and specifically, how federal aid is made available for local road agency programs.
  • Fiscal Brief: State Transportation Bonds and Debt Service [100K] February 7, 2019. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This publication reviews the constitutional and statutory authority for the Michigan Department of Transportation's bond program, as well as the recent history of bonds issued by the department and related debt service.
  • Fiscal Brief: Contingent Fund, Penalty and Interest Account [693K] January 30, 2019. Prepared by Ben Gielczyk, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This publication describes the Unemployment Insurance Agency - Contingent Fund, Penalty and Interest Account revenues and expenditures.
  • A Legislator's Guide to Michigan's Budget Process (Update) [537K] January 2019. Prepared by Mary Ann Cleary, Director and Bethany Wicksall, Deputy Director. This document explains the annual process for enacting the budget for the State of Michigan.
  • Consensus Revenue Agreement, Executive Summary [90K], January 11, 2019. Economic and Revenue Forecasts for Fiscal Years 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  • Economic Outlook and Revenue Estimates for Michigan FY 2018-19 Through FY 2020-21 [278K], January 9, 2019. Prepared by Jim Stansell, Senior Economist. This report includes a national and state economic forecast for calendar year (CY) 2018 through CY 2021. It also presents preliminary General Fund/General Purpose (GF/GP) and School Aid Fund (SAF) revenue for fiscal year (FY) 2017-18, revised revenue estimates for FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20, and initial estimates for FY 2020-21. Estimates reported herein will be presented to the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference on January 11, 2019, and will be used to facilitate the consensus estimating process.
  • Fiscal Brief: Lawsuit Settlement Proceeds Fund [436K] January 8, 2019. Prepared by Michael Cnossen, Fiscal Analyst. This publication describes the authorized uses of the Lawsuit Settlement Proceeds Fund along with the history of revenues to the fund and appropriations made with the fund.
  • Budget Poster - FY 2018-19 [118K], November 30, 2018 Prepared by Bethany Wicksall, Deputy Director. A diagram of the major components of Michigan's tax system and state budget. The 11 x 17 poster displays how state taxes and other revenues flow through major state funds and into the state budget.
  • Fiscal Brief: Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority [403K] November 30, 2018. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This publication describes Michigan’s Port Authority Act (Public Act 639 of 1978) and the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority organized under Public Act 639.
  • Fiscal Brief: State Funding to Address PFAS Contamination [602K] November 27, 2018. Prepared by Austin Scott, Fiscal Analyst and Susan Frey, Senior Fiscal Analysts. This publication describes state funding for PFAS response in the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Fiscal Brief: At-Risk Pupil Funding [215K] November 13, 2018. Prepared by Bethany Wicksall, Deputy Director, Jacqueline Mullen, Fiscal Analyst, and Samuel Christensen, Fiscal Analyst. This publication provides a funding history for the At-Risk Pupil Program and describes the method for determining district allocations, the definition of at-risk pupil, and what qualifies as eligible expenses.
  • Fiscal Brief: MTF Distribution Formula to Local Road Agencies [732K] November 9, 2018. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst.This publication describes the factors that govern the distribution of Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF) revenue to local road agencies (county road commissions and cities/villages).
  • HFA Monthly Revenue Update - October 2018 [263K] November 9, 2018. Prepared by Mary Ann Cleary, Director and Jim Stansell, Senior Economist.
  • Fiscal Brief: Basics of the Foundation Allowance—FY 2018-19 Update [770K] November 7, 2018. Prepared by Bethany Wicksall, Deputy Director, Jacqueline Mullen, Fiscal Analyst, and Samuel Christensen, Fiscal Analyst. This publication describes the history of the foundation allowance and the method for determining annual funding increases since Proposal A.
  • Fiscal Brief: State Aid to Public Libraries [470K] November 2, 2018. Prepared by Samuel Christensen, Fiscal Analyst. This publication details the State Aid to Public Libraries grants and public libraries’ operating income and expenditures.
  • Background Brief: A Brief History of Legislative Apportionment in Michigan [663K] November 2, 2018. Prepared by Jenny McInerney, Legislative Analyst. This publication describes the various ways in which district boundaries were determined historically for the Michigan House of Representatives, Michigan Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Fiscal Brief: Healthy Michigan Plan Savings and Cost Estimates [443K] October 30, 2018. Prepared by Kevin Koorstra, Associate Director. This publication provides an update on GF/GP cost and savings estimates for Healthy Michigan Plan.
  • Fiscal Brief: 2019 DEQ Fee Sunsets [448K] October 30, 2018. Prepared by Austin Scott, Fiscal Analyst. This publication details the Department of Environmental Quality fees scheduled to sunset in 2019.
  • State Restricted Fund Appropriations Report, Fiscal Year 2018-19 [112K] October 26, 2018. Prepared by House Fiscal Agency. This publication provides key information on all restricted fund appropriations in the FY 2018-19 state budget, including the legal basis for the fund, whether the fund is statutory or constitutional, the type of restriction applied to fund revenue, and whether the fund is used for federal match/MOE purposes. Funds are listed in descending order of appropriation amount within each area of the state budget.
  • Ballot Proposal 1 of 2018 - Marijuana Initiative [342K] October 16, 2018. Prepared by the following analysts: Marcus Coffin, Robin Risko, Jim Stansell, Ben Gielczyk, William E. Hamilton, Susan Stutzky and Rick Yuille. This analysis gives a brief summary of Ballot Proposal 1 of 2018.
  • Ballot Proposal 2 of 2018 - Voters Not Politicians Petition/Independent Redistricting Commission [470K] October 16, 2018. Prepared by Michael Cnossen, Fiscal Analyst and Jenny McInerney, Legislative Analyst. This analysis gives a brief summary of Ballot Proposal 2 of 2018.
  • Ballot Proposal 3 of 2018 - Promote The Vote Petition [344K] October 12, 2018. Prepared by Michael Cnossen, Fiscal Analyst and Jenny McInerney, Legislative Analyst. This analysis gives a brief summary of Ballot Proposal 3 of 2018.
  • Fiscal Brief: Use of School Aid Funds in Community Colleges and Higher Education [567K] October 11, 2018. Prepared by Perry Zielak, Fiscal Analyst. This publication describes the increasing use of School Aid Fund revenues in the Community Colleges and Higher Education budgets since FY 2009-10.
  • Fiscal Brief: FY 2018-19 Public University Performance Funding [613K] October 10, 2018. Prepared by Perry Zielak, Fiscal Analyst. This publication describes the FY 2018-19 appropriations increase to the 15 public universities, along with the requirements universities must meet to receive the increase.
  • HFA Monthly Revenue Update - September 2018 [82K] October 10, 2018. Prepared by Mary Ann Cleary, Director and Jim Stansell, Senior Economist.
  • Higher Education Appropriations Report, Fiscal Year 2018-19 [296K]. Prepared by Perry Zielak, Fiscal Analyst, House Fiscal Agency and Bill Bowerman, Associate Director, Senate Fiscal Agency, September 2018. This report provides a precise record of how appropriation amounts in the FY 2018-19 Higher Education budget were calculated.
  • HFA Monthly Revenue Update - August 2018 [264K] September 11, 2018 Prepared by Mary Ann Cleary, Director and Jim Stansell, Senior Economist.
  • Earned Sick Time Initiative Summary [76K] September 5, 2018. Prepared by Marcus Coffin, Bethany Wicksall and Rick Yuille. This analysis gives information on the Earned Sick Time Initiative.
  • Minimum Wage Initiative Summary [137K] September 5, 2018. Prepared by Jim Stansell, Kevin Koorstra, Kent Dell and Rick Yuille. This analysis gives information on the Minimum Wage Initiative.